If someone would have told me that schools would drastically change within twenty years, I would not have believed it. But schools have changed perhaps for the worse.
This world we live in is constantly changing, but our kids aren’t equipped for the journey and I can’t just sit back and watch them get shortchanged.
The truth is the system is broken, and children need our help to fix it. We need a for an adequate, student-driven funding formula, and we need it now.
That is why I made it my business to go to Harrisburg for the Campaign for Fair Educating Funding Rally.
As a mom with a voice, as a women with the power to effect change, I can fight for what is right.
I can put my power to work, because I believe I can be part of the solution.
You can do the same thing.
Yes, that rally is over, but that was just the beginning. You can still help and your voice is still needed.
Here is how you can help
- Call your legislator and voice your opinion
- Write to your legislator, e-mail, and use social media to voice your concerns and share your opinion on this issue of fair funding. Here.
- Tell others who care about kids so that they can join the fight as well.
- Connect to agencies who are in the fight. Support them and stay connected so that you can stay up to date with the issues and informed of changes and needs. Get involved here
- Share Your Story here
- Encourage your kids to share and help them understand that you care about their future and that you are fighting for their future.
- Don’t let up until you see the kind of changes that will really make things better for our kids and prepare our kids for their future.
Why I Went To The Rally?
When I was a child there were people who were willing to fight to make sure that I had what I needed. They pushed me to get a good education, they let me know there were great options available. Those adults protected me, they made sure that I had the kind of opportunities I deserved.
The public schools I see in Philadelphia today are NOT the schools I remember. The funding cuts and shortfalls have stripped the schools of many of the programs that made them the outstanding institutions of learning that I remember.
As a parent, I thought long and hard about what to do with my child. My family spent countless hours thinking through what made sense. Private school is expensive and if the public school options gave her what she needed we would of gladly sent her, but with programs being snatched right and left and funding cuts being an issue every year, we made some hard choices. We sacrificed money, time and effort to send my daughter to private school.
I am well aware that many parents can’t afford private school and I also believe that they shouldn’t have to make this choice. I went to the Rally on their behalf as well, a mine. My daughter went to the rally, as well.
I was glad to see so many young people at the Rally, hearing how the funding cuts hurt them was heartbreaking. It’s easy to forget that one day soon, these children will be the leaders. They will be the ones making the policies. They deserve an education that will prepare them for greatness, they shouldn’t have to fight over scraps.
I went to the Rally for them, because I believe they deserve better an I am willing to speak up on their behalf. As long as I am breathing I can help and so can you. I believe we can create solutions and changes, we can make things better for our children, if speak up and we work for it, they WILL get what they deserve.
Will you join me?
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. We worked with the Campaign for Fair Education Funding on this effort because we believe in the cause and were happy to support it. All opinions are our own.